Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is the 2011 textbook written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 10 course (NAC20). Co-published by Pearson Education Canada and GoodMinds.com, this student text utilized a collaborative process involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Aboriginal teachers, cultural consultants, advisors, language consultants, artists, editors, and writers. Senior writer is Kevin Reed, and the author team includes Mary Joy Elijah, Keith Lickers, Neal McLeod, and Natasha Beeds.
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations is the 2011 student textbook written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 11 course (NBV3C). Co-published by Pearson Education Canada and GoodMinds.com, this student text utilized a collaborative process involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Aboriginal teachers, cultural consultants, advisors, language consultants, artists, editors, and writers. Authors include Barbara Filion, Neal McLeod, Suzanne Methot, Shay-Lea O'Brien, and Tanya Senk.
In The Power of Place, the Problem of Time:Aboriginal Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Cauldron of Colonialism, Keith Thor Carlson re-thinks the history of Native-newcomer relations from the unique perspective of a classically trained historian who has spent nearly two decades living, working, and talking with the St¾:l§ peoples. St¾:l§ actions and reactions during colonialism were rooted in their pre-colonial experiences and customs, which coloured their responses to events such as smallpox outbreaks or the gold rush.
Recognizing an urgent need for Indigenous liberation strategies, Indigenous intellectuals met to create a book with hands-on suggestions and activities to enable Indigenous communities to decolonize themselves. The authors begin with the belief that Indigenous Peoples have the power, strength, and intelligence to develop culturally specific decolonization strategies for their own communities and thereby systematically pursue their own liberation.
Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization is co-authored by Thomas D. Hall and James V. Fenelon with a foreword by Duane Champagne. The issues Indigenous peoples face intensify with globalization. Through case studies from around the world, Hall and Fenelon demonstrate how Indigenous peoples' movements can be understood only by linking highly localized processes with larger global and historical forces. The authors show that Indigenous peoples have been resisting and adapting to encounters with states for millennia.
In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and Globalization examines how Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes Indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analyzing this interaction.
Navigating Neoliberalism argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination. And in a globalizing world, new opportunities for Indigenous governance may transform socioeconomic well-being. Gabrielle Slowey studies the development of First Nations governance in health, education, economic development, and housing.
No Need of a Chief for this Band: The Maritime Mi'kmaq and Federal Electoral Legislation, 1899-1951 by history professor Martha Walls explores the political history and struggle for self-government of the Mi'kmaq communities in the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest culture from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec has been widely-documented. Few have heard in any detail about this campaign's outcome and impact upon indigenous societies' futures. This text gives equal attention to the Cree leadership's successful strategies for dealing with major social and environmental pressures with the forces of acculturation and native communities' social destruction.
On the Land: Confronting the Challenges to Aboriginal Self-Determination in Northern Quebec and Labrador is a collection of seven essays about the various ways First Nations and Inuit in Quebec and Labrador are asserting their rights to the land and challenging the right of Quebec to sovereignty. Aboriginal voices include Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, and Mary Ellen Turpel. Views from the outside include Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, and Boyce Richardson. The book covers the Inuit of Quebec, the Innu of Labrador, and the James Bay Cree.